Summer 2021 Opportunities for Career Exploration

All of the opportunities listed are Student Led, meaning students must take the leadership role in applications, etc. Students should speak with their teacher, school counselor, and parents before applying for any of these opportunities.

Be sure to check out the Trident Region’s Youth Apprenticeship program, another amazing career exploration opportunity!

Also, check out the Opportunity Internships event page for even more links to internship & employment opportunities!

COVID-19 Impact: The opportunities listed on the Summer Career Exploration page are subject to change. Please contact all providers directly to confirm the status of the opportunity offered.



This list is updated regularly – Please bookmark this page and revisit often for the latest information!

Career Focus Type Opportunity Eligibility More Info
A STEM Splash Event “Splash Into Summer” w/ NIWC Engineers 6/24, 10am – 2pm at Hanahan Rec Center Amphitheater Students & Families! LINK
Animation & Digital Art Camp Digital Art & Design + Animation at SOA, no experience required Rising 9th – 12th graders LINK
Architecture Camp Clemson Architecture Career Summer Academy Rising 9th – 12th graders LINK
Chemistry Camp Clemson Chemistry Connections Virtual Camp Ages 8-12 LINK
Computer Science Employment Code Ninja – Mt. Pleasant seeking high school students to work as “Code Sensei” instructors for summer programs, and more. High School Students LINK
Computer Science Camp CHS Digital Corridor CODECamp: Robotics Age 11-16 LINK
Computer Science Camp CHS Digital Corridor CODECamp: Web Dev Age 11-16 LINK
Computer Science Camp CHS Digital Corridor CODECamp: App Dev Age 11-16 LINK
Construction & Manufacturing Apprenticeship RooterNow on Johns Island is seeking paid plumbing apprentices Ages 18+ Graduating Seniors LINK
Construction & Manufacturing Employment JM Steel Corporation offering opportunities for graduating seniors (PAID) Ages 18+ Graduating Seniors LINK
Construction & Manufacturing Internship SCDOT Auto / Diesel Tech Internship (PAID) Ages 17+ (see counselor/career specialist for more info) LINK
Construction & Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship 327 Careers pre-apprenticeship training & placement Graduating Seniors LINK
Culinary Arts Camp Culinary Institute of Charleston at TTC Pre-apprenticeship Career Camps Rising 9th – 11th graders LINK
Culinary Arts Employment Jersey Mikes, University Blvd, N. Chs is seeking team members High School Students LINK
Culinary Arts Employment GigPro is an app that connects talent with short term experience working in Charleston area restaurants. Age 18+ LINK
Cyber / Coding / Programming Camp Cooper River CAS Summer Coding Camp – Intro to Computer Programming Ages 13-15 LINK
Cyber / STEM / IT Camp The Citadel Cybersecurity Camps: Boys Aug 2-6 & Girls Aug-13 Rising 8th – 12th grades LINK
Cyber Security Event 3 day Hack-a-Thon at Chas Metro Chamber w/ Naval Information Warfare Center Professionals! Rising 9th graders LINK
Cyber Security Camp VIRTUAL Palmetto Cybersecurity Summer Camp Middle & High School LINK
Early Childhood Ed Internship Chas County Park & Rec: Junior Counselor (PAID) Students ages 13-16 LINK
Engineering Camp East Cooper CAS Girl’s Summer Engineering Camp 24 rising 9th grade girls LINK
Engineering Camp Clemson Engineering Design Challenge Virtual Camp Ages 8-12 LINK
Entrepreneurship Camp “Girl Boss” Camp (Now a Virtual Camp!) Rising 5th – 7th grade girls LINK
Entrepreneurship / STEAM Employment Junior Camp Counselors Needed for STEAM Camp presented by Engaging Creative Minds & YEScarolina Rising 10th – 12th graders FLYER / APPLICATION
Health Science Camp Summer Health Careers Exploration Symposium Graduating Seniors LINK
Health Science Internship SC AHEC Summer Careers Academy (PAID) Graduating Seniors LINK
Health Science Volunteer VA Hospital Youth Volunteer Program – Deadline June 5 Ages 14-18 LINK
Health Science Event MUSC’s “PharmDamentals” – A deep dive into the pharmacy career pathway > Register by July 23 for this July 30 event! Rising 9th – 12th graders LINK
Health Science Internship Pattison’s Academy is seeking paid interns to assist with their very special summer camps Age 18+ LINK
Horticulture / Hospitality & Tourism / Zookeeping Internship Magnolia Gardens is seeking summer interns (PAID) Ages 16+ LINK
Horticulture / Hospitality & Tourism / Zookeeping Employment Magnolia Gardens is seeking students for summer employment Ages 16+ LINK
Horticulture / Building Community Volunteer Charleston Parks Conservancy Volunteer Opportunities Varies by opportunity LINK
Hospitality & Tourism Employment Sweet Grass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort (PAID) Ages 17+ LINK
International Relations Camp Harvard Undergraduate International Relations Scholars Program (virtual) Rising 9th – Graduating Seniors LINK
Journalism / Literacy Camp Backpack Journalists Summer Adventure Camps Series All Ages LINK
Leadership Camp 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program @ Clemson Rising 6-12 graders LINK
Leadership Camp Riley Institute’s Emerging Public Leaders Camp Rising Seniors LINK
Leadership / Community Service Camp City of Charleston Youth Volunteer Corps Students ages 11-18 LINK
Leadership & Horticulture Internship Greenheart Project Chs Internship (PAID) Ages 15-19 LINK
Manufacturing Camp Lowcountry Advanced Manufacturing Institute at TTC (Free!) Rising 9th – 11th graders LINK
Manufacturing Internship Hubner offering Engineering, Process Improvement, and Sales Summer Internships positions Current 11th and 12th graders LINK
Physics Camp Clemson Fun with Physics Virtual Camp Ages 8-12 LINK
Robotics Camp East Cooper CAS VEX Robotics Academy Rising 7th -12th graders LINK
STEAM Camp The Citadel STEAM Camp – TREASURE HUNTERS! Rising 5th – 8th graders LINK
STEM Camp Virtual STEM Camp offered by Clemson Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Rising 6th – 8th graders LINK
STEM Camp Cooper River CAS Summer STEM Institute > students from Deer Park / Zucker / Morningside / Northwoods / Simmons-Pinckney / Burke / North Charleston / Military Magnet / RB Stall Rising 9th & 19th graders from select schools LINK
STEM Camp Trident Tech’s Summer Camps focused on STEM Ages 7-17 LINK
STEM Camp Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) by NSBE Rising 4th – 6th graders LINK
STEM Camp iTEAMS XTREME Computer Science & Tech Camp Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders LINK
STEM Camp Lowcountry CREATEng Engineering Camp Rising 8th & 9th graders LINK
STEM Camp GoSciTech @ SC Governor’s School for Science & Math Rising 8th, 9th, & 10th graders LINK
STEM Camp STEM Girls Rock, Presented by NIWC (Virtual) Rising 8th and 9th grade girls LINK
STEM Camp Girls Day Out annual STEM focused camp (Free!) Middle & High School LINK
STEM Camp USC’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series Rising 6th – 12tth graders LINK
STEM / IT Camp Next IT Girl Summer Series Virtual Camps Girls ages 8-16 LINK
Various Camp Charleston County Summer Camps All Ages LINK
Various Camp City of Charleston Recreation Department All Ages LINK
Various Employment N. Chs Rec Dept seeking summer lifeguards (PAID) Age 15+ LINK
Various Employment City of Charleston Summer Jobs (Search Keyword Summer) Graduating Seniors LINK
Various Internship Summer Internships with CCSD Depts (PAID) Rising CCSD Seniors LINK
Various Internship PAID Internships w/ local companies like Southern Crown, Wild Dunes, Banks Construction & more, facilitated by Charleston Metro Chamber & SC Works Graduating Seniors and Current Juniors LINK
Various Internship US Senator Tim Scott’s Opportunity Internships Initiative Graduating Seniors and Current Juniors LINK
Various Volunteer SC Aquarium Splash Program Students ages 13-17 LINK
Various Volunteer City of Charleston Youth Volunteer Corp Rising 7th & 8th LINK
Various Internship Summer Youth Works – Palmetto Community Action Partnership (PAID) Rising 11th & 12th graders LINK
Various / Municipal Employment City of Charleston Summer Youth Employment Age 15+ LINK
Various / Retail Employment Palmetto Goodwill, multiple locations throughout CHS (PAID) Ages 16+ LINK
Various / Retail Employment Staples is seeking Printing & Marketing Associates as well as Retails Sales & Technology Associates. Ages 18+ Graduating Seniors LINK
Various / Retail Employment OPIE DRIVE-THRU GROCERY – Hiring now for July Opening in Mt. Pleasant Ages 16+ LINK